Monthly Archives: July 2018

Sacramento’s Bad Drivers

I knew we were bad drivers, but not this bad, third worst in country according to this rating, from a story in the Sacramento Bee. An excerpt. There is some bad news and some good news for Sacramento drivers. The … Continue reading

Posted in Transportation

Joy of Driving

The often overlooked fact about transportation choices, from Mobility Lab. An excerpt. I’ll admit it: I drove a U-haul cargo van last week and I liked it. It was stressful maneuvering the van through the city (I dented another car … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Transportation

California’s Environmentalism

As examined by the City Journal; a must read. An excerpt. Environmental extremism increasingly dominates California. The state is making a concerted attack on energy companies in the courts; a bill is pending in the legislature to fine waiters $1,000—or … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Government, Politics

Sacramento, Second Most Flood Prone in US

That sad reality has not changed, as this story from the Sacramento Bee reports, although the move up the level of flood protection from 100 year flood to 300 year flood is an improvement, though the gold standard is 500 … Continue reading

Posted in River Development, Shasta Auburn Dam

New Bike Trail Coming

This new trail which will ultimately connect with the American River Parkway Trail sounds like a winner, as reported by the Sacramento News & Review. An excerpt. The abandoned Sacramento Southern Railroad line, which once carried pears, grapes and asparagus … Continue reading

Posted in Transportation

Recent Court Decision Dismissing Suits against Big Oil

An excellent analysis from New Geography of this important case. An excerpt. Federal District Court Judge William Alsup dismissed the “global warming” lawsuits of the cities of Oakland and San Francisco against large oil and gas companies, In so doing, … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism

E Coli In River Next to Homeless Camps

As this story from the Sacramento Bee reports. Some excerpts. Planning to visit the lower American River this holiday weekend? Potentially harmful levels of bacteria lurk in certain stretches, authorities warned Tuesday. Boaters, swimmers, kayakers and others can still enjoy … Continue reading

Posted in Homelessness